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Guild Confirms Release Of Kidnapped Actors

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The Actors Guild of Nigeria has confirmed the release of two of its members, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel (Agbogidi), who were abducted in Enugu State.

In a release shared by Monalisa Chinda Coker, the Guild’s Director of Communication, on Wednesday, the association informed the public that the abductors were “touched by the spirit of God” and set the Thespians free.

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The statement read in part, “This is to inform the public that the kidnapped actors, Cynthia Okereke and Clemson Cornel, have been released, unhurt. The elated National President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Ejezie Rollas, announced their release by the abductors who were touched by spirit of God to set them free and unharmed.

“The guild has arranged for medical checks and psychological support for the victims.

“On behalf of their families, the National President expressed our heartfelt appreciation to the Nollywood industry and Nigerians at large for the support and prayers during this trying period.

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READ ALSO: Police React To Kidnap Of Two Popular Nollywood Stars

“He urged members to be security conscious on and off movie sets and always take precautionary measures on their security at all times.”

Okereke and Agbodigidi were declared missing on Saturday when family members could not reach them after working on a film set.

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Their abductors afterwards reached out, demanding a ransom of $100,000, which the Guild’s National President, Ejezie Rollas, stated could not be raised, in an interview with Sunday Scoop.

According to Rollas, while a sum of N1.2million was raised, the abductors mocked their efforts.

 

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Kizz Daniel Snubbed Show Despite Pleas, Tears – Promoter

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A concert promoter in Tanzania, Stephen Uwa, has narrated why Nigerian singer and songwriter, Oluwatobiloba Daniel, aka Kizz Daniel, refused to show up for a concert in Tanzania.

The police on Monday arrested the singer in Tanzania for failure to show up for a paid concert.

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Speaking with media personality, Ifedayo Olarinde, popularly known as Daddy Freeze, on Monday night, Uwa narrated what transpired between himself and the Buga crooner.

According to him, Kizz Daniel refused to perform at the event because he (Kizz Daniel) was not with his gold chain.

He (Kizz Daniel) only said the airline didn’t bring his bag that is why he cannot perform. Because his gold chain is not there. And he had a gold chain on his neck. He wanted everything,” Uwa said.

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the show promoted notes that he booked Kizz Daniel through his management, Upfront and Personal Global, headed by Paul Okoye, popularly known as Paul O.

According to him, Paul O cried and begged Kizz Daniel to come for the show too.

Paul O is the one I booked Kizz from. Paul O cried all night trying to beg this guy ‘Please go to this show’,” Uwa said.

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The show promoter added that he paid Kizz Daniel $60, 000 to perform on the show and still had to beg him but the singer didn’t show up.

READ ALSO: Kizz Daniel Released From Tanzanian Police Custody

Three times, I knelt for Kizz Daniel and I beeged him,” Uwa said

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He added, “I paid this guy $60, 000 to perform on this show. I went down on my knees. I was like ‘Bro, you are damaging me. I am trying to build my company here. You are going to damage me’. I begged this guy ‘Save my career, save me’.”

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has announced that the singer has been released from police custody in Tanzania and will return to the country.

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Kizz Daniel Released From Tanzanian Police Custody

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The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has said that singer, Oluwatobiloba Anidugbe, popularly known as Kizz Daniel, has been released from police custody in Tanzania.

A video that went viral on social media on Monday showed the moment Tanzanian authorities arrested the singer.

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Although no official statement was issued by the authorities, The PUNCH learnt that the arrest may not be unconnected to the singer’s failure to perform at an event in the country.

Reacting, NiDCOM, in a tweet, revealed that the singer was being held at Oyster Bay Police Station Civil Police in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

READ ALSO: Buga Crooner, Kizz Daniel Arrested In Tanzania

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“We are presently engaging our Mission and see what can be done. We will keep the public posted with our investigation. Thank you,” the Commission added.

Giving an update, NiDCOM said, “Kizz Daniel has been released. His legal team will, however, report back to the police tomorrow while he will subsequently return to Nigeria.”

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Buga Crooner, Kizz Daniel Arrested In Tanzania

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Singer and songwriter, Oluwatobiloba Daniel, aka Kizz Daniel, has been allegedly arrested in Tanzania after failing to show up for a paid concert in the country.

Fans of the singer who had gathered at the venue of his advertised show in Tanzania left in anger and trashed the place after he failed to show up, viral videos have shown.

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The Buga crooner was scheduled to perform at the Warehouse, Old Nextdoor Arena in Tanzania, on Sunday night, as part of his Afro Classic World Tour.

Following his failure to show up, a video of angry fans trashing the show’s venue had trended earlier.

In fresh videos trending on Twitter, however, the singer wearing a hooded jacket was seen being led into a police vehicle.

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READ ALSO: ‘US Seized My Passport’,  Kizz Daniel Apologises For Late Arrival At New York Show

Voices could be heard in the background of the videos stating their displeasure with the singer’s attitude.

An angry voice was saying, “You will go in for it. You’ve caused damage in this country. I warned you yesterday.”

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Though the singer is yet to address the situation, his fans have knocked him concerning his actions.

A tweep, @poojamedia, said, “Kizz Daniel does it in Nigeria, arrives late for shows & na beg he go just beg. E don carry Naija mentality enter Tanzania, dem don arrest am.”

Another tweep, @olamideofficial said, “The last time I said Kizz Daniel needs to fix up. Some people came for my head. Here we are again. Talent is never enough. If there is something causing these constant issues, it needs to be fixed.”

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